Maurie Smith joined the firm in February 2015. Prior to joining U3 Advisors, Maurie served as a Project Manager at the Cooper’s Ferry Partnership in Camden, NJ. At Cooper’s Ferry, Maurie worked on various infrastructure and planning initiatives. Maurie served as the project manager for the Downtown Institutional Plan, a strategic economic development plan for Camden’s educational, medical, and corporate institutions. She helped coordinate, fund, and launch community planning and environmental initiatives including the Camden Collaborative Initiative and a neighborhood plan for the Cooper-Grant/Central Waterfront neighborhood. And on behalf of the City of Camden, she oversaw two road construction projects ($3 million), one stream reconstruction project ($1.5 million), and a stormwater management/park infrastructure project ($3 million).
Maurie interned at the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. As a member of the Real Estate Development team, she worked on the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan generating maps, demographic and economic analysis, and managing the consultant team.
Maurie earned a BA in Economics from the College of William and Mary, and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. During her time at Penn, she received the Paul Davidoff Award for outstanding work in areas of contemporary social concern.